Clinton — The Sisters of St. Francis are hosting an Advent retreat about living mercy at The Canticle, 841 13th Ave. N., Clinton. Dec. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Deepen your understanding of what mercy means in everyday situations. Suggested donation of $25 includes lunch. For more information go to clintonfranciscans.com or call (563) 242-7611. Register by Nov. 28. Those who wish to spend more time in prayerful reflection should ask about additional accomodations at The Canticle, the home of the Sisters of St. Francis.